A Labored Day Weekend

2010 September 4
by drdog09

Well they finally figured it out — ‘Its the economy stupid(s)’. Too bad its too late —

Administration officials have been huddling almost continuously during the past week, brainstorming for ideas that would boost employment without hiking the massive federal deficit — with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner rushing to the West Wing for further consultations late Thursday.

The White House press office on Thursday refused to say how much a financial package might be, other than to say it won’t be a “second stimulus.” But the administration will have a tough time selling nearly any package to some Democrats who increasingly blame the president and his ambitious legislative agenda for their own dismal prospects this November.

The meetings, which had Obama huddling with his economic advisers twice in the past seven days, have yielded no specific proposals. But he’s given the team a priority: find ways to pay for as many of the ideas, mostly tax breaks, as possible without a deficit increase, an administration official told POLITICO.


Here are these idiots problems —

  • Their other stimulus of 14 months ago was just a sop to keep unions jobs afloat. They should have known it would have little effect.
  • They’re late. We are exactly 60 days from the results of the November elections. No matter what they do, business does not operate in that time scale, except possibly in emergencies. Nor are businesses fooled by any of it that would be offered. They know new taxes cut in, in just 120 days.
  • Its still political. The entire package of course will be calculated to try and save Dim skins. But the fact is this close to election, nothing is going to change in the consumer side because anything they do filters thru business first before employment is affected by it. As a consequence the average voters life will not change in the next 60 days nor their vote.
  • I won’t mention the fact that none of the members of Obama’s cabinet have the first clue about business. Oooops.

At this juncture Obama ought to be assuming that he will be facing a Republican House. His efforts, rather than futz with ’emergency packages’ is how he works out a deal with the GOP that a tax program can be dealt with before the Bush cuts expire. But I don’t think we will see it.

47 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 September 4 12:24 pm
    bc3b permalink

    The one thing it will do is give MSM something – no matter how lame – to promote the Democrats.

  2. 2010 September 4 12:25 pm



    Generic ballot: R+9

    Husseun re-elect: 38%

    Tell me he is anywhere above 40% approval ??????

  3. 2010 September 4 12:44 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    BC, that’s true. It will probably give some of the kool-aid drinkers something to add to their drinking regimen too.

  4. 2010 September 4 12:49 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    I can just imagine the image of these clowns huddled in the Oval Office going “Think. Think. Think. What would Reagan do?”

    Of course they have no economic or business understanding so they just go through the motions and erect a facade that is as phony as Western set in Hollywood.

  5. 2010 September 4 1:18 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Hold it — Blazing Saddles — Western — Governors scene — WH parallel — Yes!

  6. 2010 September 4 1:26 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    But, he still has all that stimulusmoney. Better spend it before R’s take control and de fund it.

  7. 2010 September 4 3:19 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    The wheels are coming off….and its on CNN no less…

    Guess I don’t understand why Cooper didn’t jump all over using federal staff for personal tasks. (Like I don’t know it goes on all the time….)

  8. 2010 September 4 4:04 pm
    aureliusx permalink

    Wait, maybe there’s jobs in the carbon trading economy?

    oh wait



  9. 2010 September 4 4:08 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    DrDog, obviously Anderson Cooper is a racist bigot.

  10. 2010 September 4 4:22 pm
    TLS permalink

    #8 well that’s good news, but we shouldn’t forget about ccx until they have closed their doors. Not bankrupt, no chapter 11, but CLOSED. Until then, their whole purpose for existing is to charge us for the greatest hoax in history.

  11. 2010 September 4 4:47 pm

    ~~~~~divesity sucks~~~~

  12. 2010 September 4 4:57 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    mpt, at a minimum yes, of the worst kind too — he questions a black overlord.

  13. 2010 September 4 5:15 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    The idea of carbon trading would not be a bad one if it was not so tied to funding govt and Pols. For example, if the selection of a coal plant vs a nuke plant was an even playing field a carbon trade would be a valid inducement to go nuclear. but alas…

  14. 2010 September 4 5:36 pm

    1 – Yup. They want something, anything to propose to make it look like they have idea’s, and they want to engineer it so the GOP members attempt to block it, meaning there will be some BS that sounds good to the layman but has poison pills the gop will balk at.

  15. 2010 September 4 5:42 pm

    Barry propose the following: All current tax rates for 2010 (ie last year of bush tax cuts) are to made permanent (no BS expiration), no bs we’re going to renew x for a year or two but not Y or not for people in catagory a,d, and e; just straight make all existing rates permanent.

    The GOP will support you (despite how the CBO might decide to score it) Barry and so will most Americans if you were to do something so simple. Business will cheer and you’ll probably get your election firewall as a result. (still going to lose the house though)

    Do you have the courage and the humility Mr. President? Yeah I didn’t think so.

  16. 2010 September 4 5:50 pm

    Did you know there are 110 calories in a bud light? 😉

  17. 2010 September 4 5:51 pm
    mulletover permalink

    660 in a six pack.

  18. 2010 September 4 5:52 pm
    mulletover permalink

    Just leave off the peanuts.

  19. 2010 September 4 5:55 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Trust me, when I decide to drink a beer, I ain’t worrying about the calories…

  20. 2010 September 4 6:07 pm

  21. 2010 September 4 6:07 pm

    19 – Me trying to lose a couple pounds so I’m paying attention now. 🙂

  22. 2010 September 4 6:11 pm
    TLS permalink

    Did you know there are 110 calories in a bud light?

    And the nutritional value of a pork chop. You wouldn’t give up pork chops would you?

  23. 2010 September 4 6:13 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Miller Lite has only 3.2 grams of carbs. 🙂

  24. 2010 September 4 6:14 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    TLS – unless you are a Muzlam.

    Over on Drudge, Venezuela has gone to food rationing. Socialism fails every time tried. At least it is one way to lose weight.

  25. 2010 September 4 6:16 pm
    TLS permalink

    #24, Well thank Allan I’m not Muzlam!!

  26. 2010 September 4 6:25 pm
    TLS permalink

    gn, just checked out the story. Once again, socialists come up with the most dishonest name for another link in the chains: “The good life card”.

  27. 2010 September 4 6:32 pm
    bc3b permalink

    BJG College Football Scores

    Utah 27 Pittsburgh 24
    Missouri 23 Illinois 13
    Michigan 30 Connecticut 10
    Kansas 31 UCLA 22
    Notre Dame 23 Purdue 12
    Colorado 24 Colorado State 3
    TCU 30 Oregon State 21

    Monday night: Boise State vs. Virginia Tech at Landover, MD

    Game of the week: Jacksonville State 49 Mississippi 48 – You have to love it when one on the “pansies” pulls an upset.

  28. 2010 September 4 6:39 pm

    ~~~~THE FACE OF EVIL~~~~~

  29. 2010 September 4 6:40 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    TLS – isn’t it amazing the spin and words the left uses to describe things. The left would describe hell as a tropical resort.

  30. 2010 September 4 6:43 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    of the worst kind too — he questions a black overlord.

    So you are saying he’s uppity. Tisk. Tisk.

  31. 2010 September 4 6:44 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Saw that piece on MN. What do Muslims have against dogs? WTF? I hate to say it, but those people need to get laid.

  32. 2010 September 4 6:45 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #29 Case in point- my kids and I were driving to the valley today, and we passed the road that leads to the dump. The name of the road is “Sunshine canyon”, and my daughter (who didn’t know where the road leads) says “that sounds nice, what a pretty name for a road”. No matter that it leads to the dump, it sounds nice, and it is all about how the words make you feel…….

  33. 2010 September 4 6:47 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Whats that saying? The road to evil is paved with good intentions.

  34. 2010 September 4 6:49 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Or the people who couldn’t get out of the way.

  35. 2010 September 4 6:54 pm

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

  36. 2010 September 4 6:59 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Interesting development —

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The attorney general of the US state of Texas has opened an inquiry into whether Internet giant Google manipulates search results.

    Google disclosed the antitrust probe in a blog post late Friday following a report by technology website SearchEngineLand.com on the investigation by the Texas authorities.

    “We recognize that as Google grows, we’re going to face more questions about how our business works,” Google’s deputy general counsel Don Harrison said.

    “As Search Engine Land first reported, we’ve recently been approached by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office, which is conducting an antitrust review of Google,” Harrison said.

    “We look forward to answering their questions because we’re confident that Google operates in the best interests of our users,” he said.

    According to Search Engine Land, Abbott has been investigating since July whether Google is “manipulating its paid and editorial results in a way that violates antitrust laws.”

    Yahoo News.

  37. 2010 September 4 7:02 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Oh, this story should be fun to watch develop.

    Want to get on the news and be famous? Just hold a news conference and announce you’ll be asserting your constitutional rights to do something disrespectful of the copy of the Quran. Muslims somewhere will go bonkers.

  38. 2010 September 4 7:02 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Cuts to the heart of the matter — http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2010/09/05/#005782

  39. 2010 September 4 7:10 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Regarding Google, wouldn’t a conservative perspective say they have a right to do whatever they want with how they rank their search results? If people don’t like it, they can use another search engine or take advantage of the market opportunity to create one of their own that ranks the results with how they see fit.

  40. 2010 September 4 7:17 pm

    I only use bing.com and they are not much better

  41. 2010 September 4 7:23 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    mpt, would you say the same thing if they were skewing news results in searches in favor of Liberals?

    In a commercial setting I would agree with you, its their money to lose. When some of it spills over into the public square, me thinks a little differently.

  42. 2010 September 4 8:13 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    mpt, would you say the same thing if they were skewing news results in searches in favor of Liberals?

    Well, the answer would have to be yes, I would make the same argument. It’s Google’s search engine and business to do as they please. Let me turn the question around on you. Let’s say, hypothetically of course (rolling my eyes), the news divisions of CBS, ABC, NBC and PBS slanted their news in favor of Liberals. I would argue their position as national broadcasters puts them in the public square every bit as much as Google. Should the government intercede to level the playing field?

    Do I like that Google is run by a bunch of Liberal, Al Gore sycophants? No. However, it doesn’t change my belief that businesses should be allowed to conduct business as they see fit.

  43. 2010 September 4 8:34 pm

    Is Google a publically held company?? If so, then they are responsible to their shareholders. Their slant might not go over well with their public holders. Just sayin

  44. 2010 September 4 9:21 pm

    “hey have a right to do whatever they want with how they rank their search results?”

    They do. But here they seem to be looking at some antitrust angle not that they are generally fk with the results like we know they do. I wouldn’t be surprised here if TX isn’t just trying to join the bandwagon of so many digging up googles arse. (some of it justified)

  45. 2010 September 4 9:21 pm

    publicly traded company

  46. 2010 September 4 9:23 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Considering your analysis if would have to agree.


    Google is publicly held, but rather tightly.

  47. 2010 September 5 1:00 am

    McGinnis packing his bags and heading back to write the book trashing Palin.

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